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Today's News

  • Quarry is a cool relief from rising heat

     

    With temperatures rising well into the 90s this week, there isn’t much relief from the sizzling sun other than the options of overcrowded pools or distant theme parks, but for Oldham County residents, there’s a little slice of paradise close to home.

    Nestled in the city limits on Fendley Mill Road, Falling Rock Park is a two-acre quarry that has been filled solely by rainwater for 17 years. Owner Joe Clark opened it in 1996 as a divers’ training facility but soon floaters, kayakers, swimmers and snorkelers began to flood the park.

  • Pewee Valley to redesign city center

     

    The City of Pewee Valley is requesting help from its residents to choose a plan to rebuild the Town Square.

  • Murner no stranger to playing politics

     

    Duane Murner is no stranger to acting like a politician.

    Having spent 12 years as one, after two terms as a fiscal court magistrate and one term as County Judge-Executive, Murner, a Prospect native, has the inside knowledge of what is expected of an elected official.

    But having retired from politics himself in 2010, Murner now just acts as a politician, namely former Kentucky Secretary of State Caleb Powers, as part of the Chautauqua program.

  • Ferriell signs with Rose-Hulman
  • Lega signs with Transy
  • Girls basketball: Lady Colonels building around experienced point, post players

    BUCKNER – Oldham County has experience where it matters most.

    The Lady Colonels won the District 29 championship last year for the first time since 2008 and bring back point guard Kasey Wernert, center Abigail Stewart and forward Jayla Davis, all seniors.

    The returning talent has coach Jace Bryant excited about the 2014-15 Lady Colonels’ potential.

    “Our point guard and post have a lot of experience,” Bryant said. “It’s the wing positions where we’ll be really young.  

  • Stephens: Coaches weigh in on World Cup

    At this time of year we’re usually starving for sports.

    The U.S. Open, Stanley Cup Final and NBA Finals all ended last weekend. The British Open is a few weeks away, college and pro football camps another few weeks past that.

    In most years all we’d have left are NASCAR and the Cincinnati Reds, currently making a charge just to get to .500.

    Luckily this is the one year in four where the sports calendar gives us the globe’s biggest sporting event to fill that summer void.

  • Boys Track: OC sets relay record

    Four Oldham County boys broke a record Saturday that was older than they were.

    OC runners Ben Hoffman, Josh Corral, Samuel Pyle and Seth Boaz ran the 4x400 relay in 3:24.14 Saturday at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.

    That time eclipsed the school record of 3:25.38, which Colonels coach Brian Crumbo said was set at the state track meet in June 1993.

    “I was just so happy that we finally got it after me going after it for three years,” Corral said.

  • Goshen’s Thomas learns from first U.S. Open

    A player’s short game goes a long way at the U.S. Open.

    And with the turtle-back greens on display last weekend at Pinehurst No. 2, every putt and chip could be a doorway for disaster.

    Goshen resident Justin Thomas said he played well enough the first two days of the U.S. Open to be under par, but some missed putts sent him to a disappointing two-day 148 (+8) and a missed cut.

    Thomas, 21, was playing in his first career major just months into his professional career.

  • Public Records June 12

    La Grange Police Arrests

    May 30 -- Misty D. Marcum, 34, Louisville, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in public first and second offense.

     

    May 31 -- Kevin R. Funk, 37, Bedford, cited and released for operating on suspended or revoked license.

     

    June 1 -- Richard S. Morgan, 24, Bedford, was arrested for driving on DUI suspended license first offense, failure of owner to maintain required insurance first, failure to produce insurance card.